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FDBK Ep. 045 – DJ Ash and DJ Mighty Mike Live That SoFu Lifestyle

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DJ Ash and DJ Mighty Mike, 1/2 of Sophisticated Funk, have been DJing for years in Austin. We talk about: How they got started, their move to Austin, and the local scene back then Their style, crowd vs personal taste Song request policy Sophisticated Funk alongside DJ Edgar J and DJ Dick Nickson The local DJ scene Quotes of the show: ...

FDBK Ep. 043 – Jesse Brede and Cole Bleu Do Good With Good Music

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Texas natives Jesse Brede from Gravitas Recordings and Cole Bleu from Proper Entertainment have been involved in event promotion, production, and the music industry for years. Jesse became a fixture in the local electronic music scene while Cole was doing his thing as a event promoter/coordinator. We talk about: Their background as music lovers and promoters Proper Entertainment and the ...

FDBK Ep. 042 – DJ Nick Nack, From Dope Villain To Dope Producer

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DJ Nick Nack has been a fixture as one of the best DJs and producers in the Austin scene for many years. As the founder of Crowd Control Records, he has collaborated with a lot of artists and expanded people’s minds with his music. We talk about: The early days, as a turntablist and battle DJ His days at KVRX ...

FDBK Ep. 040 – DJ Manny Has Music And Art In His Blood

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Hailing from Puerto Rico, DJ Manny was always surrounded by creative people. Moving to Austin amplified that tenfold. Now a member of Peligrosa, he is one of the most recognized DJ in Austin. We talk about: Coming up in Puerto Rico The local scene when he came to Austin Becoming a DJ/artist and his style Red Fez Tuesdays DJ Dojo ...

FDBK Ep. 037 – The Return of DJ Mel, Alongside DJ Jah Mighty

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The great DJ Mel is back on the podcast and he brought along DJ Jah Mighty. These 2 veteran DJs had so many stories to tell and good advice to give. We talk about: Jah Mighty‘s inspiration to become a DJ His involvement with Soul Shakedown then Ring The Alarm The local DJ scene, the DJ crews DJing weddings Quote ...

FDBK Ep. 034 – Dub Academy Is A School For The Electronic Arts

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DJ Benzo is the Executive Director at Dub Academy, an electronic arts school (as he puts it) while Laurie is in charge of the community outreach program. We talk about: Their background as a DJ and a writer/blogger The vision that drives Dub Academy The move to non-profit and how it has impacted the local community The DJ Scene at ...

FDBK Ep. 032 – Put Some Chorizo Funk In Your Life

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DJ Chorizo Funk is one of the most sought after DJ in Austin. He’s part of Peligrosa, Body Rock ATX, Austin Boogie Crew, and Motown On Mondays. We talk about: His beginnings as DJ and the local scene at the time How he went from Hip Hop, to Funk then Latin music His role as a DJ and his target ...

FDBK Ep. 029 – Getting Racial with DJ Charlie and DJ Jeska

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Between DJ Charlie and DJ Jeska, we got 1/6 of Table Manners Crew, 1/3 of Royal Commission and 2/3rd of Dusty Groove Radio. We talk about: Humble beginnings and inspirations Their style and dealing of the audience Table Manners Crew and playing at Plush Dusty Groove Radio with Casey Cuts Keep up with them: DJ Charlie:    Plush on Saturday July ...

FDBK Ep. 028 – DJ Chicken George Keeps Peddlin’ Jazztronica

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DJ Chicken George has been at it for a long time, spreading the smooth sounds of Jazztronica all over the world. We talk about: His beginnings as a DJ and doing promo work The concept of Jazztronica and his vision His life as an traveling DJ His insight on the local Austin scene The current projects he’s involved in Keep ...

FDBK Ep. 018 – That Good Ish with DJ Digg

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Austin born and raised Gerald Hayes aka DJ Digg with Table Manners Crew and Head Of The Tables (HOTT) Bookings talks about: What and who inspired me to become a DJ His DJ beginnings around Austin His participation in Table Manners Crew Starting his own agency HOTT Bookings His collaboration with Vinyl Room  DJ Digg:    Use the Nitewire (Live Chat) ...

FDBK Ep. 017 – QD and Fideo Work Door, Bar and Turntables

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Randy McGraw aka DJ QD and Robert Vasquez aka DJ Fideo have both worked as door guys, bartenders and DJs. They talk about: How they started in the industry What inspired them to become DJs and how their first gig went How they consume music Some of things they had to deal with as bartenders/door guys Keep up with them: ...

FDBK Ep. 015 – Girls On Decks With I Wanna Be Her & Kay Cali

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Ericka Herod aka DJ I Wanna Be Her and Kayleen Nelson aka DJ Kay Cali from the Royal Commission talk about: Their backgrounds as a DJ and how they got their name Their style and how they consume music The Royal Commission Being a female DJ in a male-dominated industry Keep up with them: DJ I Wanna Be Her:    1st Wednesday ...

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